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Fossil Fuel Reserves Dwindling - I Can't Wait Until They're Gone!

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posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 01:30 AM
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I agree to some extent, we need to break away from fossil fuels and develope a stronger production process involving truly renewable natural capital. That however is a tough road to head down, Big Oil is Big Brother. The U.S certainly needs to break the mold and swing into alternative energy, considering that we use more oil and gasoline than any other nation. Off Shore drilling is BS, it will destroy the environment, and despite what many may think, oil is not a bottomless resource. The situation goes far beyong Peak Oil though. It does not take a genius to see that Thomas Malthus was right with his Dismal Science theory. There are over 6 billion people on this planet, with an estimated 9 billion by 2050. 1/3 of the world population does not have enough food or fresh water, droughts are common place and desertfication is on the rise. Global warming is actually a bad term, the correct term is Climate Change, and yes, it is a natural event that moves in cycles but with all of the CO2 we put into the atmosphere, we help speed things up... The more CO2 we put out, the less solar radiation is pushed back into space ( this is why the ice shelves are melting... they work like a giant reflector... the more CO2 in the atmosphere, the less SR escapes and the warmer the planet and oceans get, this contributes to faster melting of ice sheets and throws the Gulf Stream out of balance which leads to more severe weather, droughts, desertfication, eutrophication, and so on) There will be wars over water, food, etc... we use 1 1/2 planets worth of resources with apopulation of 6 billion..... think about 9 billion and the fact that 70% of the world is water but only 3 percent of that is fresh water for which 1.5% is in glaciers and ice shelves ( which are melting at an alaming rate) 1% is in fresh water lakes around the world and .5% is within the earth... San Diego has the right idea with the conversion systems that turn ocean water into fresh water ( if it doesn't become a Big Oil like situation in time). 1 billion people on this planet are starving, and as huge chunks of the ice shelves melt away each year, coastal regions are going to experience sea level rising and hella people are going to be displaced. There are a ton of ways you can contribute to reducing your use of natural resources and using renewable energy, and a lot of it is cheaper than you think. Before anyone ties me to the whipping post, I hold a degree in Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management, and own 3coSystems Green and Sustainable Advisory located in Baltimore (Google it). We do charge a fee for our services (amazingly low for what we could charge) but we lowered our cost so that the ethics we implement are not overcome by greed, our service is affordable for everyone, and we have to make a living, but not live outside our means.... Ethics is the key to any environmental/humanitarian cause. The whole thing comes down to world leaders and apathy. Remeber when Chevy made the Volt, and W and the boys told them A) They could only be leased out and B) They could only make a small amount of the cars ????? That my friend is Big Oil... As long as government pockets are green, they don;t care if the Earth is black...Do your part while you can.




posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 01:33 AM
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I agree to some extent, we need to break away from fossil fuels and develope a stronger production process involving truly renewable natural capital. That however is a tough road to head down, Big Oil is Big Brother. The U.S certainly needs to break the mold and swing into alternative energy, considering that we use more oil and gasoline than any other nation. Off Shore drilling is BS, it will destroy the environment, and despite what many may think, oil is not a bottomless resource. The situation goes far beyong Peak Oil though. It does not take a genius to see that Thomas Malthus was right with his Dismal Science theory. There are over 6 billion people on this planet, with an estimated 9 billion by 2050. 1/3 of the world population does not have enough food or fresh water, droughts are common place and desertfication is on the rise. Global warming is actually a bad term, the correct term is Climate Change, and yes, it is a natural event that moves in cycles but with all of the CO2 we put into the atmosphere, we help speed things up... The more CO2 we put out, the less solar radiation is pushed back into space ( this is why the ice shelves are melting... they work like a giant reflector... the more CO2 in the atmosphere, the less SR escapes and the warmer the planet and oceans get, this contributes to faster melting of ice sheets and throws the Gulf Stream out of balance which leads to more severe weather, droughts, desertfication, eutrophication, and so on) There will be wars over water, food, etc... we use 1 1/2 planets worth of resources with apopulation of 6 billion..... think about 9 billion and the fact that 70% of the world is water but only 3 percent of that is fresh water for which 1.5% is in glaciers and ice shelves ( which are melting at an alaming rate) 1% is in fresh water lakes around the world and .5% is within the earth... San Diego has the right idea with the conversion systems that turn ocean water into fresh water ( if it doesn't become a Big Oil like situation in time). 1 billion people on this planet are starving, and as huge chunks of the ice shelves melt away each year, coastal regions are going to experience sea level rising and hella people are going to be displaced. There are a ton of ways you can contribute to reducing your use of natural resources and using renewable energy, and a lot of it is cheaper than you think. Before anyone ties me to the whipping post, I hold a degree in Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management, and own 3coSystems Green and Sustainable Advisory located in Baltimore (Google it). We do charge a fee for our services (amazingly low for what we could charge) but we lowered our cost so that the ethics we implement are not overcome by greed, our service is affordable for everyone, and we have to make a living, but not live outside our means.... Ethics is the key to any environmental/humanitarian cause. The whole thing comes down to world leaders and apathy. Remeber when Chevy made the Volt, and W and the boys told them A) They could only be leased out and B) They could only make a small amount of the cars ????? That my friend is Big Oil... As long as government pockets are green, they don;t care if the Earth is black...Do your part while you can.



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 04:48 AM
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Fossil fuels were a test by a spiritually more advanced intelligence that wanted to see whether humanity was truly up to snuff to make the leap to a spacefaring, truly galactic phenomemnon. So the gave us a test: 200 years of carbon fuels to figure out a way to unify and then spread out into the galaxy. Humans failed miserably. Our performance was pathetic. Instead we used this gift to slaughter each other in record numbers, build soulless, horrific dwellings, kill community and culture, create vibrators and bobble-head dolls, etc.

We failed, bigtime. The Higher Ones have simply turned their eyes elsewhere; there are billions of planets, suns, and intelligences, and all of them either make the leap to transgalactic intelligence or dwindle down into scrubby, thuggy, grubby decline. Humanity overwhelmingly, enthusiastically, and with great vigor chose the latter course almost as soon as the experiment began. A common pattern and not particually interesting either way to the Higher Ones now. How many millions of sperm cells fail in their primary missions for every one that happens to succede? Space can be empty and cold for those who are destined to dwindle.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
Fossil fuels were a test by a spiritually more advanced intelligence that wanted to see whether humanity was truly up to snuff to make the leap to a spacefaring, truly galactic phenomemnon. So the gave us a test: 200 years of carbon fuels to figure out a way to unify and then spread out into the galaxy. Humans failed miserably. Our performance was pathetic. Instead we used this gift to slaughter each other in record numbers, build soulless, horrific dwellings, kill community and culture, create vibrators and bobble-head dolls, etc.

We failed, bigtime. The Higher Ones have simply turned their eyes elsewhere; there are billions of planets, suns, and intelligences, and all of them either make the leap to transgalactic intelligence or dwindle down into scrubby, thuggy, grubby decline. Humanity overwhelmingly, enthusiastically, and with great vigor chose the latter course almost as soon as the experiment began. A common pattern and not particually interesting either way to the Higher Ones now. How many millions of sperm cells fail in their primary missions for every one that happens to succede? Space can be empty and cold for those who are destined to dwindle.


I do not think your spiritually advanced being is that advanced then. A true God (not the same as that monster the church likes to preach about that would burn everyone in Hell or some crap like that) would not give up on their creation, EVER. WE might do that though. Rather I think God (again, != to that churchianity monster-god thing that they like to scare kids with) would make it so that we MUST have peace at some point, it's only a question of how much pain _we_, and not God, decide to put ourselves through to get there.



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